Penny’s Youth Cafe is opening …

in the Knowle shopping precinct at 5 St. John’s Way, B93 0LE


We are really excited to start meeting at Penny’s again over the summer with various events as shown in the calendar below.

 Unfortunately we will not be able to allow entry without pre-booking so please email Paul on  or book onto the relevant calendar entry below to sign up (click on the session you would like to book). Penny’s is set up as a COVID-Secure Café so we will need for you to agree to adhere to the following guidelines to indicate that you are happy with all of the points below, please do this in the email or sign-up:

  • If you have any COVID symptoms (cough, fever or shortness of breath) then please call NHS 111 and stay at home

  • Sanitize your hands upon entry and exit

  • Give your details to the Café Manager

  • Keep at least 1 metre from other visitors

  • Wait to be served at a table and do not move chairs or tables

  • Follow one-way system

  • If you are unsure about anything please ask!

  • If you develop any COVID symptoms after visiting Penny’s please notify us immediately.

Thank you for helping keep Penny’s COVID-Secure.


God bless you all,

Paul, Karen, Beth, Dan & Jon


What is Penny’s?

For over 600 years Knowle Parish Church has been a haven and refuge, open to all, in the heart of our village community. Young people living in Knowle, Dorridge and Bentley Heath now have an additional haven and refuge in the form of Penny’s Youth Café which opened its doors in September 2019 to everyone aged 11-21. All young people can receive a warm welcome, as well as enjoying great drinks and delicious food!


Who was Penny?

Penny Coggan
9.4.1949 – 2.7.2018


In July 2018 KPC lost a valued member of its youth team. Penny Coggan had a huge heart for the youth in our community.  We believe that Penny would love spending time at the Youth Café with the young people who come through its doors so it seemed fitting to name the café after her. 

Penny was an incredible gardener and one of her favourite Bible verses helps remind us of the thirst young people so often experience in life. Isaiah 44 verse 3 says:

“For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground.”

The reason this verse was so significant to Penny wasn’t just the water her garden would need but it was also the life-giving water that God’s Spirit brings us all as He meets with us in our place of need.   We hope that Penny’s Youth Cafe can become an oasis for young people. When they experience dry and challenging times and become thirsty in life, they now have a place where they can be refreshed in more ways than one.

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